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Towson running back Terrance West ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns and the Tigers won for the first time against an opponent from the bowl subdivision, upsetting Connecticut 33-18 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. Quarterback Peter Athens threw for 192 yards and another score and running back Sterlin Phifer caught a 23-yard touchdown and ran for another. West carried the ball a career-high 36 times, and broke the 100-yard mark for the 12th time in his career. His two fourth-quarter scores put the game away. Receiver Shakim Phillips had two touchdown catches for Connecticut, and Geremy Davis caught five balls for 100 yards in the losing effort. The Huskies had not lost to an FCS team since 2001, when they were making the transition from Division I-AA to Division I. The Tigers were up 13-10 at halftime and trailed just once, at 7-0. They held UConn to 287 yards of offense while putting up 393 on the Huskies. Connecticut averaged fewer than 18 points a game...
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